The US President-elect Donald trump believes that NATO is an obsolete organization. This opinion he expressed in an interview with the newspaper the Times and Bild.
“I have long said that NATO has problems. First, she dated, because it was designed many years ago,” said trump. “Two countries are no longer paying what they should pay,” he continued.
Also, according to trump, NATO is not enough attention to terrorism, and this is a disadvantage, indicating that the Alliance is outdated.
The President-elect said that now only five countries — NATO members spend on defense as much as needed. Among them he called the UK.
Thus, according to trump, despite all this, NATO is “very important for him”.
During the election campaign, April 3, trump made the collapse of the North Atlantic Alliance and called it obsolete. He said that if the allies do not begin to pay, it needs to leave the organization. “And if NATO falls apart, then so be it,” summed up Republican.
Trump was elected President of the United States November 8, 2016, its inauguration will take place January 20.